Disturbing details have come to light in the death investigation of a newborn baby in Pendleton County, Kentucky. WXIX reports that law enforcement released 911 calls shedding light on the tragic incident.

Allegations and Investigation

According to the report, a nurse at Harrison Memorial ER hospital called 911 to report that Kimberly Shepard had arrived claiming to have suffered a miscarriage at home on Montjoy Street in Falmouth. However, upon arrival at the vacant home, police discovered a deceased newborn baby hidden under a blanket.

The cause of death for the infant remains undetermined by the medical examiner, raising further questions about the circumstances surrounding the case. The 911 calls reportedly reveal a lack of urgency from some first responders, further complicating the investigation [1].

On April 10, three Northern Kentucky family members were arrested and charged in connection to the death of an infant boy from over a year ago. According to Fox 19 Now three people have been arrested, those people are Kimberly Shepperd, the mother of the child, Allen Newkirk, the father of the child and Kimberly’s uncle, and Billy Shepperd, Kimberly’s grandfather, according to Falmouth police.

Uncertainties and Legal Implications

This case raises several critical questions:

  • What was the cause of the newborn’s death?
  • Were there any attempts to seek medical attention for the baby prior to its death?
  • Was there a delay in the police response that could have impacted the investigation?

Depending on the answers to these questions, potential charges could range from criminal neglect to more serious offenses.

Importance of Legal Representation

If you are facing charges related to child endangerment or neglect in Kentucky, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can:

  • Investigate the details of your case and identify potential defenses.
  • Advocate for your rights throughout the legal process.
  • Explore all legal options, including challenging the evidence or negotiating a plea bargain.

John Olash – Protecting Your Rights in Kentucky

John Olash is a Louisville-based criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and achieving the best possible outcome in their cases. If you need a criminal attorney in Pendleton County or Northern Kentucky call me now.

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  1. WXIX News

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.